Saturday, October 29, 2005

New Noon Format Begins Monday at Today's THV

Arkansas Business.com has an article about Channel 11's new noon format that will begin Monday. AB spoke with 11's general sales manager Leslie Heizman about the program. Below is an excerpt from the article:

"First, there will be an 10-minute newscast followed by a program called “Positively Arkansas,” which Heizman described as “advertiser-friendly with a community focus.”

The rest of the half-hour time slot will be filled by three advertisers per day sponsoring segments that Heizman referred to as “infotainment.”

“It’s not going to be infomercials about Ginsu knives,” she said. “It will be about topics that are of interest to the viewer that’s available at that time.”"

And don't forget former WB'er Sheryl Lackey will host the program.

74 Comments:

At 11:18 AM, October 29, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great!-- Leslie Heizman in charge of a project? Her thought process lasts no more than 5 seconds. If the show is a success - she'll take all the credit and once again try to convince Gannett Corporate why she should be a G.M. - if the show flops - she'll blame other people - stab them in the back and write a memo to corporate as to what went wrong. Just ask her sales people/co-workers how they feel about her. There is no conscious - just conceit.

 
At 11:47 AM, October 29, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at KARK when the every sales rep signed a letter stating that unless Leslie Heizman was fired, they were all going to walk out. She was relieved of her duties and showed up at KTHV about 6 months later. How she has held on, it's anyone's guess. She will cut you before you know what happens.

 
At 6:11 PM, October 29, 2005, Anonymous David Quinn said...

I can't wait to see what they do. Hopefully it will be a better than what some other stations offer as local flair.

 
At 11:30 AM, October 30, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leslie Heizman's office is full of self help books -- God love her - I guess she tries - but she just can't seem to fight those demons off of her.

 
At 12:02 PM, October 30, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would still rather kiss her than talk to Mark Raines. How far can being a prick get ya?

 
At 7:47 PM, October 30, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark's not a prick. He see's her for what she's worth and has the spine to stand up to her.

 
At 6:02 AM, October 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark is the most hated man at THV. Not even Robert Bell likes him.

 
At 8:13 AM, October 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope it's as good as the 5:00 show!

Sincerely,

KATV & KARK

 
At 9:28 AM, October 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone with the last name of Lickey must do a good show !

 
At 11:35 AM, October 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought sales people were supposed to SELL and news people were supposed to do the NEWS. The sales department would have a fit if an anchor/reporter/producer...etc, went upstairs and got involved in sales business. Why is a sales person allowed to mettle with the noon show?

 
At 12:15 PM, October 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm watching the debut show right now... it sucks. This woman, Lackey, just isn't comfortable at all. Instead of SELLING stuff... I say KTHV needs to buy a new host for this show !

 
At 12:19 PM, October 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The show is bad... right now they're showing some kind of machine that makes your skin better. If the host strips and uses it, I might keep watching. But that's the only way!

 
At 12:25 PM, October 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give Sheryl a break... she does have a nice rack. Although, she just laughed, and it scared me.

 
At 1:43 PM, October 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Leland V. gone from KATV?

 
At 2:00 PM, October 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leland will be leaving soon... and I'm dealing with it the best I can. Let's not talk about it anymore, if you don't mind.

Win Noble

 
At 3:01 PM, October 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way, Raines doesn't stand-up to people. If he disagrees with you, he avoids you or gets mad and throws a fit and then puts all he has into getting you fired. Just ask Susan Newkirk.

 
At 5:00 PM, October 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

or just ask him how Larry's sack lunch tastes. Mark Raines is a child.

 
At 5:29 PM, October 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mix Mark Raines and Leslie Heizman and you get Nurse Rachett from One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest.

 
At 7:46 PM, October 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sack lunch...very nice.
Truth is, Mark gave up years ago. He has no idea how to run a news department and really doesn't care. And that's fine...who's going to call him on it? Not Larry. Not Leslie. Not Butch Renfroe.

 
At 7:53 PM, October 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not Mark Denny

 
At 11:00 PM, October 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then will somebody send Sidney or Badi in there to straighten Mark out.

TJ.........Go Niners!

 
At 11:16 PM, October 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Raines wanted to be on TV bad that he hires people that will fail like he did. I you have talent Larry and mark tell you you don't, because they never did. just ask karen B. or TJ.

 
At 11:17 PM, October 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

send jilka....

 
At 12:23 PM, November 01, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who in their right mind would pay to be on this show? It's HORRIBLE -- It looks and sounds like market 180 and below.

 
At 12:24 PM, November 01, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The hostess sounds like she has a clothes pin on her nose. Does she have a cold?

 
At 8:48 PM, November 01, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunate. Take a show that pulls a decent rating. THV sells out with a half baked, dinky set deal. I hear they even have to tear it down everyday after WB's reject is done with her faux jewelry or back rub or whatever the heck she's hockin' next. I've known enough who worked closely with Leslie. It's never a knife she plunges between your shoulder blades, it's one of those long handle axes from the mid ages. That way the blood doesn't splatter on her.

 
At 9:33 PM, November 01, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that show is crap. The news even seems rushed. They rush tom and bj up for that? I never saw her on wb. i never watched wb. is it the frog or something. what does that mean? something about croaking? And how about that set? can they add a fake window or something? a window with a frog.

 
At 11:41 PM, November 01, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another bad idea via Raines and Audas. To hell with it, just start showing pearson waist up.

 
At 8:23 AM, November 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to see sideviews of Andy Pearson... in the Alfred Hitchcock mode. But for that mattter, I also want side views of Melinda Mayo and Kate Sullinva. Those gals be gifted !

 
At 8:37 AM, November 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Another bad idea via Raines and Audas...."

Word is, this wasn't a "Raines/Audas" production, the credit for this belongs to Sales.

 
At 10:05 AM, November 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

finger pointing time...are they gonna blame hiring Win on sales?

 
At 1:38 PM, November 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leslie Heizman was a big part of making this show happen. Watch her retreat to her office, hide for a while and then start blaming everyone else for it's failure. Refer to the first post. It says it all.

 
At 2:19 PM, November 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So I guess she is the BOSS over there? She has the FINAL say? She hires and fires? WOW!!! Next thing you know they'll have Chuck Weaver building the set and doing stories about John Dodd losing weight. This is all Larry Audas and Mark Raines, they call the shots, and they did on this one too.

 
At 2:45 PM, November 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they can hire away Chuck Dovish.

 
At 5:47 PM, November 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correction...This is a Larry, Leslie and a Gannett idea. Several Gannett stations are doing this! Also Liz needs to go on the John Dodd weight loss plan; just a idea for Feb. sweeps!

 
At 5:57 PM, November 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

finger pointing time...are they gonna blame hiring Win on sales?

Raines is responsible for Win. He is not going to move him, Win will have to move himself. LH is responsible for "Positively Arkansas." So if it fails it will fall on the shoulders LH.

If the Web goes down, then Butch will need to run for his life.

 
At 5:58 PM, November 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liz is fine the way she is.

 
At 6:37 PM, November 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liz is too plump. All she does is giggle and read. She does not have a commanding presence. We listen to her and we think cornbread. We see her and we think won-ton. Very confusing.

 
At 6:42 PM, November 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really don't care to watch a couple of fatties on the news at night. I wonder what the heck THV is thinking? The only decent talent on your station is your morning crew and Craig. If you were smart, some serious re arranging would be made.

 
At 6:44 PM, November 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. If THV wants to win at night, switch the morning with evening. Oh, I guess then the morning would tank.

 
At 8:04 PM, November 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

how 'bout move Mark Denny over to sales and let him produce the noon show with wb lickey. Move sophie into engineering. Attitudes would improve. You can cut some deal with Allisen. and Weaver will never know about it. I'm sure a letter demanding someones head, like Leslie's deal at kark, would find its way into the trash at thv. Then probably covered by the other 2 stations. Oh 3, sorry fox.

 
At 8:07 PM, November 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today they had some guy eating bug killer. Is that why ya'll are calling her Lickey?

 
At 8:34 PM, November 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually Mark Denny almost got this gig--lost out at the last second when he showed up for a rehearsal drunk and muttering something about 'Nam.
And this world would be a better place if Liz just shared her lunch with Becky.

 
At 8:50 PM, November 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll second that. Raines can pick em pretty good. But he aint figured out yet how to grow them. He's given up on taking the time to groom anyone. Like everyone else I think it's fine to blame Win for that.

 
At 8:54 PM, November 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to share my lunch with Becky. Who cares if her Hitchcock isn't as filled out as Mayo's. She aces the looks. Lipo suction Dodd and transfer his bra size to Ditchfield. That'll up the numbers.

 
At 8:58 PM, November 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come andy cant just do a little bit of the dodd thing. John has lost over 40 pounds in just a few weeks. Why cant pearson get on the shakes. Can you have greasy bisquits with the shakes? Who is the perfect size?

 
At 10:01 PM, November 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's not a problem for our Positively Arkansas Team. We will isolate the particular "simplex" sell a segment and have it discussed with Sheryl and no one will give a %$#@. Then the herpes will be gone since LH will be at HR by then (happy hour).

 
At 9:43 AM, November 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do people think she's cute? have you really ever seen her? At best, a girl you flirted with for help on a test in high school. She's about as sexy as Jennifer Woody.

 
At 11:19 AM, November 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people are awful! Those of you who are critical of various newspeople's appearances should go home and take a good look at yourselves in the mirror. I bet most of you have either a spare tire, dimpled ass or both.

 
At 1:19 PM, November 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah... but it's not our JOB to look good. Know what you call an ugly TV babe? A radio gal !

 
At 3:10 PM, November 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This thread and really this site has lost its credibility.

If you think people on TV are supposed to be "perfect" as part of their jobs and are flawed if they carry a few pounds, have made mistakes in past business dealings, or are born with too much or not enough to fill what you think their bra or athletic cup should hold, you're the bubble brain. If you're just doing this for sport, you should know there has been talk of a lawsuit for some of these statements. How would it look for your IP address to show up in the paper? Now THAT would be funny.

KTHV on-air people can take pride in seeing that they're the targets of this bullshemp. It's only when people are scared, or insecure that they take pot-shots like this.

To attack the problems that a sweet-hearted studio cameraman has been trying to beat is really just... evil. I'm pretty sure these attacks are coming from a recently returned employee of KARK. I hope not, but they sound familiar. If this kind of desperation is what you think you need to win, give up now.

People usually criticize what they fear.

Get some help.

 
At 3:19 PM, November 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a great article that most every contributor on this thread should post of their refrigerator.

http://www.wbko.com/news/headlines/1924502.html

 
At 5:41 PM, November 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Free speech...you can't sue for that!!!

 
At 8:48 PM, November 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can sue for anything. It may not be a winner, but discovery could be a real b*itch.

 
At 8:56 PM, November 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sue D's.............NUTZ

 
At 9:55 PM, November 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV'ers
Whether you know it or not, you are working for the premiere station in the market. How did you get where you are? By doing what you're in the business to do. PROVIDE A SERVICE. In 8 years you accomplished what no other station in the country could do (accorging to the corporate research), go from last to first. You didn't get there by worrying about trivial stuff like appearances or who stabbed who in the back. Come on, you knew the business was a lot of smoke and mirrors. Why should your mirror reflect anything but the viewer. Put the sizzle back in the steak. We're not Eminem trying to get publicity by dissin' someone, especially those on our own team.

THV now is #1 sign on to sign off. #1 or tied at 10 PM and solid #1 mornings. Even at 6 where KATV rules in households, the demos are actually close. It's time to realize when you're splintering for the sake of no one. Anyone working under the THV banner should be focused on the prize. Why get off on the bra sizes and the revealing of family secrets (things that true families take care of each other about). Why would anyone want to work for a #1 station and then tip their hand to other groups that would do anything to have what THV has? We cook up a formula that works. I for one am still seeing and feeling the difference, while pulling down a paycheck. If you're having trouble doing that then look around you for the ones who got you where you are, your co-workers.


Yes I am an insider...and a plant for Nexstar. lol

 
At 12:14 AM, November 04, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that Jennifer Woody is DAMN sexy - just not as sexy as me.

Win Noble

 
At 12:27 AM, November 04, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people take yourselves way too seriously. TV is a job - call it a career if it makes you feel better. Either way, you're no different than the person who handed your lunch to you at McDonald's today. You're paid to do a job. You either do it with pride or you don't. Just keep throwing sh*t at the wall and see how much of it sticks - it won't affect how well I sleep at night.

This message board is alot like the WWE - a lot of bullsh*t, but entertaining nonetheless. TTFN.

 
At 9:02 AM, November 04, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course we (THVer) take this seriously .....that is why we win. That is why the other stations are simply resigned to copying our next new idea.

We have given you other guys several lessons in broadcasting; how to cover severe weather, how to promote, how to make graphics, how to build you own news set, how to do a local web site.

We have many more things to teach you next year, just sit up and pay attention.

 
At 10:52 AM, November 04, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

show us how to make Raines a nice Good guy?

 
At 12:16 PM, November 04, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And show us how to help Leslie Heizman become less condescending, insulting and surly.

 
At 1:53 PM, November 04, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh please! Next you will want milk and cookies.

 
At 2:10 PM, November 04, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"THV'ers
Whether you know it or not, you are working for the premiere station in the market."

If you have to use a fricking blog to tell your co-workers that (from you throne, I might add), you have long ago lost the fight.

 
At 3:50 PM, November 04, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you don't know that ALL of your employees hate you, and sleep well at night just happy that your ratings are good and that's all that matters? Well, you never were in the fight. THV managment is all about themselves and thier promotion. The spineless empolyees you speak of are the blood of KTHV. So, just sit in your castle and think this blog is for losers and people scared to speak thier mind to management. TRUTH is...you all suck so bad people work harder to get out, and move on. Something that place needs, for you all to move on.
A pile of Old in the box followers and never weres. Now i can't be the first person to say this to you?

 
At 5:43 PM, November 04, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well you're certainly not the first person to react negatively to success other than your own. Please just don't call us yaaaahoos, cause we're from Arkansas. The demozette liked to call us the suits at gannett, though we're from LR... Don't see a lot of ties or even a pocket hanky around these parts. Joe Quinn used to wear suspenders though but he was from Boston. Boston Joe.

 
At 6:59 PM, November 04, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The spineless employees you speak of are the life blood of the station. There are managers here who intimidate you, threaten you, tell you to "shut the f*&^ up", tell you to only speak when they are finished talking. They pride themselves on being in the business for a long time and knowing "what's best." The fact of the matter is they can't manage people and want to only hire people who they think are "spineless." You see, this makes them look better. You're right, I want my milk and cookies so I can set back and see how corporate handles what could be a very expensive lawsuit.

 
At 7:21 PM, November 04, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LAWSUIT?


Win Noble

 
At 8:20 PM, November 05, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But how will she affect the THV softball team?

Weaker than they are now?

 
At 10:42 AM, November 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meantime, back to the noon show in question.. That's what happens when sales gets into news, you get a real bad product. Good Morning Arkansas is another example. Sales, just sell the spots!

 
At 12:58 PM, November 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now your touching on toes with the Softball team.

 
At 7:13 PM, November 09, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why did this blog get moved off of the front page?

 
At 9:18 PM, November 09, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It didn't--the original post was in October.

 
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